Big news on the house block begins with Patrick Topping and his wicked new E.P. on his own imprint. Also, Darius Syrossian dropped a couple of new massive ones on Defected. One on his own and another as a collaboration with none other than Jamie Jones. Plus, 12 other very large tunes quite deserving of a spot on August's best-of list for 2019.
1. "GALAXY" - PATRICK TOPPING FEAT. LISET ALEA [TRICK]
Lord have mercy! Patrick Topping's triple-stacked E.P., Turbo Time is 10 out 10!! The title track is a floor-filling wonder. Track number two, "Let Wa Gan" is a tech-house beast. And the final of the three, "Galaxy" is a gorgeous floor workout which features some ethereal vocal work courtesy of French vocalist, Liset Alea.
2. "COME ON COME ON" - DARIUS SYROSSIAN [DEFECTED]
Not since Kerri Chandler's "Bar A Thym" have I heard a syncopated cowbell rhythm as funky as this one!!
3. "LAST SONG" - ANDHIM [SUPERFRIENDS]
On only their eighth release in three years on their label, Andhim pay homage to Buenos Aires with three tunes including this magnificent closer aptly titled, "Last Song."
4. "SIXTH SENSE (LOUIE VEGA REMIX)" - JOSH WINK [OVUM RECORDINGS]
Back in '97, Josh Wink enlisted the enigmatic spoken word genius of Ursula Rucker for his dance-floor demolisher, "Sixth Sense." It was a cutting-edge tune that crossed over into all other dance genres while maintaining a strict underground ethos. 22 years later it gets a remix package that includes this hypno-tribal revision courtesy of the one and only, Louie Vega!
5. "DEEPER (DUB)" - TODD EDWARDS & SINDEN [DEFECTED]
Not only does "Deeper" get a hot Gorgon City remix, it also gets this primed dance-floor ready dub which should happily please many DJs across the globe.
6. "THE LINE (SOLOMUN REMIX - KRISTIAN'S VOTE)" - ÂME, MATTHEW HERBERT [INNERVISIONS]
7. "WHERE IS HOME" - GUY MANTZUR & KHEN [BEDROCK]
Some of the world's most beloved progressive house of today seems to come from Israel and here are two of the best in the game from that very country collaborating on none other than Bedrock!
8. "NUCLEA" - RAFAEL CERATO [ELEATICS]
This ethereal beauty serves as track #4 on French producer, Rafael Cerato's Further EP on the very legitimate Eleatics imprint.
9. "KANGA" - SEBASTIEN LEGER [ALL DAY I DREAM]
10. "SEVEN SUMMITS" - ELFENBERG [STIL VOR TALENT]
Up and coming Swedish duo, Elfenberg return to Stil Vor Talent with four tribal-infused jams including this lovely one which closes the EP.
11. "DISCO DESIGN" - LEON [SNATCH!]
Italian producer, Leon is responsible for this chunky disco biscuit titled, "Disco Design."
12. "SHE GOT ME" - TOMAN [PIV]
While digging through the hundreds of bland releases this past month, I discovered this smooth house gem by Dutch producer, Toman.
13. "THE REVOLUTION" - ROSS FROM FRIENDS [BRAINFEEDER]
14. "AGONIST" - ADANA TWINS [DIYNAMIC]
Next up on Diynamic's artist feature series, PICTURE is the well-experienced production duo known as the Adana Twins. Six tracks in all are included and track #2, "Agonist" is featured here as one of the best to drop in August.
15. "RUSHING" - JAMIE JONES & DARIUS SYROSSIAN [DEFECTED]
After a handful of releases on Jamie Jones' Hot Creations label over the past seven years, Darius Syrossian finally teams up with the label-boss for this production effort titled, "Rushing" on the mighty Defected imprint.
Stream the entire house uninterrupted via the playlist below: